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Routes in Northern Formation, The

Big Crack on "North" / "East" Face T,TR 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b
East Face TR 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b PG13
East Ridge TR 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b
Equinox TR 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Face right of "Big Crack" T,TR 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b
Grovel Groove TR 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b
Up to the Giant Eastern Flake T,TR 5.4 4a 12 IV 10 VD 3c
Type: TR, 50 ft
FA: unknown
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Shared By: Hialy on Aug 29, 2010
Admins: Aron Quiter, M. Morley, Adam Stackhouse, Salamanizer suchoski, Justin Johnsen, Vicki Schwantes

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Description

Straight up the center of the rock formation is about a 5.7. If you start to go towards the left of right, becomes an easy 5.6. If you're up for more of a challenge, you can try going up the right to the ridge to the right of the face (not in the guidebook) -- approximately 5.10a/b. :)

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Good boulders up top for anchors

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Hialy
Chicago, IL
 
Hialy   Chicago, IL
 
thanks guys! edited to hopefully more accurately reflect the route. let me know if there are any other suggestions. Apr 20, 2016
Robert Hall
North Conway, NH
  5.7
Robert Hall   North Conway, NH  
  5.7
I agree with the above comment...provided we are all (the submitter, the above climber and I) talking about the same climb. This is the climb, clearly on the East face, with a crux section of polished rock in the middle. Taking the left side of the polished rock I thought about 5.6, directly up the middle-right of the polished rock I thought was about 5.7. Apr 18, 2016
I am confused by the name of this route. The Northern Formation has two faces. One face faces almost directly south, and the other face faces almost directly east. Based on the "L-R" and route description, this route appears to be on the face that faces east. Am I missing something? If not, I think it should be renamed to reflect the actual face it is on. Apr 12, 2016